As of this afternoon it became official. We now have a black president. Does this mean that the time of racial tension is over? We have come a long way from the time of Martin Luther King Jr., in fact, since the days of legalized slave trading it’s almost a different world. Regardless how far we’ve come we still have a long way to go.
Electing a black president is a great step in the ending the racism in this country, but as the events of election day showed, there are still groups dedicated to the continuing of racism. Of course, they hide behind the guise of trying to end it but their methods only make it worse.
The incident I’m talking about is the one involving the Black Panthers trying to force people in certain polling places to vote for Obama. Of course they are only one of the groups making the problem worse; there are several. Another group is the KKK. Neither group is worse than the other. These groups have the same basic objective, to spread racism which is where they get their energy and support. As long as they can keep racism going they will thrive and continue spreading their lies.
Martin Luther King Jr. had a wonderful dream, and if Obama’s speech is from his heart, he has the same dream.
If we are to end racism in this country it’s up to all of us to stop believing in lies and stereotypes, and take the power away from racist organizations, such as those I mentioned.